The Ultimate Party Planning Guide

Summer is right around the corner, which means that party planning season is coming up soon. While barbecues and picnics can make for amazing memories, planning them can sometimes be the worst part. Whether you want to order heart-shaped pizza delivery or are looking for a great drink recipe, here is the ultimate party planning guide for keeping your party both top notch and stress-free.


If you’re going to be hosting the event outside, make sure the grass is cut and the yard is tidy. This will go a long way in terms of panache. Beyond that, a few balloons and color-coordinated plates, napkins, and cutlery can look outstanding. Your food can even lend itself to the decorating committee; try veggies arranged in the shape of flowers and heart-shaped pizza delivery.


The food of course isn’t just for decoration, it’s often the star of any get-together. Pizza is the perfect party food because it’s easy to order something for everyone, and cleanup is always simple. Forget hours in the kitchen prepping food beforehand; you can order from Papa John’s and even sign up for a pizza rewards account that can ultimately lead to delicious prizes.


Having a fun drink can really distinguish your party. Instead of a table with two-liter soda bottles, try a punch bowl full of this simple yet delicious summer cocktail that will be sure to delight all your guests:

Cranberry Limeade

  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 3 cups cranberry juice
  • 1 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon of grated lime zest

Bring the water and sugar to a boil, then mix in the rest of the ingredients. Chill for one hour before serving. If everyone at the party is over 21 years old, stir in one cup of vodka for an extra kick. Serve with ice, lime wedges, and good company.

While planning a summer extravaganza can seem complicated at first, it’s really the memories created that make it worthwhile. Remember to keep it simple, order what you don’t want to make, such as from the Papa John’s menu online, and enjoy the friendship of those who come to the gathering.

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